Harold's Purple Crayon

Here is an easy lesson to start up the year using Crockett Johnson's, Harold and the Purple Crayon books. I use it for first grade as an introduction to line. I have the books and I have used them before as an introduction, but I discovered the video put out by Scholastic. It brings the book to life and is mesmerizing for first graders. Its only about 20 minutes for one story and you can do this whole project, including the video, in a fifty minute lesson. After the video, we talk about the exciting things that Harold sees during his adventure. The students drew them in white crayon and I glittered their lines. They LOVE seeing their name in glitter for the first time!

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